26 Jun 2022

Penicillium implicatum

A slow-growing fungus that produces a bluish-green colony with a yellow-orange to deep brown reverse, within fourteen days, when incubated at 25oC (77oF). It had been isolated worldwide from soil, desert soil, caves, polluted water, salt-water, estuarine sediments, sewage, plants, bird feathers, leather, and the intestinal tract of caterpillars. There have not been any reports of human infections.